HC Deb 05 April 1982 vol 21 c243W
Sir Frederick Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost of HMS "Invincible" at commissioning; and what that cost represents in current prices.

Mr. Pattie

Excluding HQ administrative costs, HMS "Invincible" cost £175 million at outturn prices, including first-of-class costs. Applying the appropriate indices to expenditure in each financial year, this cost becomes £330 million at September 1981 prices.